LAX Shooting Suspect Released From Hospital

The New Jersey native was critically wounded Nov. 1 in a shootout with police inside the airport

By Samantha Tata
|  Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013  |  Updated 1:53 PM PDT
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    A 23-year-old man accused of killing a security officer inside Los Angeles International Airport has been released from the hospital, after being critically wounded in a shootout with police inside the airport, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

    Paul Anthony Ciancia was released Tuesday from UCLA Medical Center and into the custody of the United States Marshals Service, according to a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California.

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    He had been hospitalized in critical condition and under cosntant police surveillance since Nov. 1, when he allegedly entered the nation’s third-busiest airport armed with a Smith & Wesson M&P-15 semi-automatic rifle and up to 100 rounds of ammo, according to a federal complaint.

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    Ciancia is accused of spraying LAX Terminal 3 with bullets, killing Gerardo Hernandez, a 39-year-old Transportation Security Agency officer and father of two.

    A second security officer and a teacher from Calabasas were also struck by gunfire in the rampage, and have been released from the hospital.

    A court date for Ciancia had not yet been scheduled by late Monday morning.

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